News bites: US carbon emissions lowest since 1994, renewable capacity doubles

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) formally announced his candidacy to replace soon-to-be Secretary of State Sen. John KerryJohn KerryOvernight Defense: Obama defends Manning commutation after backlash | Mattis clears Senate panel Kerry: Trump can’t instantly undo Obama actions ‘All or nothing’ leaves us nothing MORE (D-Mass.), Reuters reports. Lynch will face Rep. Edward MarkeyEd MarkeyFive takeaways from Pruitt's EPA hearing Pruitt: Human role in climate change ‘subject to continuing debate’ WHIP LIST: How many Dems will back Sessions? MORE (D-Mass.), a favorite of green groups, in the Democratic primary.

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An explosion at the Mexico City headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company killed at least 25 people and injured 100 others, The Associated Press reports. Mexican officials said they were unsure of what sparked the blast.

The European Union is considering banning insecticides linked to a fall in the bee population, according to The Guardian.